Baseball, Basketball, Football and Hockey Rookie Autographs. Any autographed item by a rookie athlete must be received by PSA/DNA prior to his or her team's Opening Day/Night during the athlete's second full season. The key issue under this rule is the definition of second full season. In each of these respective sports there are rules that pertain to and define this issue. For example, in baseball, a position player must exceed at least 45 days of service on a major league roster and/or 130 official at-bats while a pitcher must exceed at least 50 innings-pitched in order for the rookie clock to start ticking.
If a baseball player reaches those criteria, the following season, they are no longer considered a rookie. It is fairly commonplace for a baseball player to be called up from the minors in late-September for a few games yet, the following season, that player is still considered a rookie. In fact, there have been many Rookie of the Year award winners who have experienced this, including the likes of Mark McGwire who played several games in 1986 but did not qualify as a rookie until 1987.Keep in mind this important note: The autograph does not have to be signed during the actual rookie season. PSA/DNA's requirement is that the autograph be signed at any time prior to the second full season of play.
What this means is that any autograph received by PSA/DNA within this time frame, even when the athlete is in the minor leagues or in college, will be acceptable. Important Note: Remember that players who, for example, play overseas and/or in other leagues are still considered a rookie under the rules. For example, Hideki Matsui of the New York Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners were still considered rookies during their first full year in MLB despite having years of experience in Japan.
The item "PETR MRAZEK SIGNED DETROIT RED WINGS REEBOK JERSEY PSA/DNA ROOKIE GRAPH COA" is in sale since Wednesday, January 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Hockey-NHL\Jerseys". The seller is "locker_room_sports" and is located in Allen Park, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.